Mitch P. wrote:
But let's say the reading was right, or at least close to right. Anyone else experience this? Like I said, I've never had a high reading like that in any training or races, including NYC last year.
Mitch P. wrote:
Did my 2nd NYC Marathon and ran into an issue that never cropped up in any races or training.
At around mile 18, my HR went as high as 200 and my watch alerted me. My first thought was wondering if my new gels had caffeine in them, but I knew they didn't.
I didn't feel out of breath or like I was overly exerting myself. Just the normal leg fatigue at this point in the race.
Worried, I decided to slow down until I was back in the green zone. Then, I'd speed up until in the red. Then, slow down, etc. I did this until the end.
This ever happen to anyone? This has never happened to me.
I guess just more training can help avoid?
I'm notoriously old school, so consider the source.
A-fib or other arhythmia will feel different, you'll know there's a problem.
I don't use a HR monitor. I won a Polar last year and used it for a week.
If I'm able to breathe every four steps (left-right-left-breathe), I'm good for a few more miles at goal pace. If I need to go to every two steps (in-out-in-out) I'm getting depleted or pushing too hard up a hill. If it's in the last 10k I'll just keep pushing and try to minimize the seconds per mile lost.
This is an unbearably "hobbyjogger" thread.
Slowing down in a race when you felt good because of your heart rate monitor?
This should be nominated for 2018 Hobbyjogger Thread of the Year.
Never look at HR during a race. If you're gasping your HR will be high, no need for digital feedback. You need to pay greater attention to your effort levels during training.
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